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East Kilbride drives road safety campaign

10 June, 2014
Specsavers in East Kilbride donated high visibility vests to two local nurseries
Staff from Specsavers in East Kilbride donated packs of high visibility vests to two local nurseries in a bid to promote road safety.
 
The team from the town donated the hi-vis vests to the children at Maxwellton Nursery and Greenhills Nursery to help protect them on their way to and from nursery.
 
Be safe, be seen
 
As part of the store’s local road safety initiative, the vests are designed to reinforce the ‘be safe, be seen’ message – ensuring the kids can be easily spotted by motorists.
 
Shirley-Ann Kennedy, director of Specsavers in East Kilbride, says: ‘We’re proud to work in partnership with Maxwellton and Greenhills Nurseries to promote the importance of safety and responsibility on our roads.
 
‘Our Drive Safe initiative has the potential to save lives so it’s essential we get behind the campaign and ensure our roads are safe for drivers and pedestrians alike.
 
‘We hope the vests are well used and go some way to keep the kids safe and raise awareness among drivers.’
 
6,000 hi-vis vests donated to Scottish school children
 
Last year, Specsavers donated almost 6,000 hi-vis vests to children across Scotland, encouraging everyone to be more visible to drivers.
 
Stores throughout the country have continued to reach out to schools, nurseries and community groups as part of their Drive Safe campaign and are expected to distribute an additional 5,000 more vests this year.
 
Specsavers’ Drive Safe initiative has campaigned throughout the past decade for legislation to be introduced to make eye examinations compulsory as part of the driving test and licence renewals.